According to a Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association study published in 2006, 74.5% of people are wearing the wrong size shoe. That’s correct, 3 out of 4 people are not wearing the right size shoe. Not only is this uncomfortable and not ideal, but incorrect shoe size can increase pain and irritate foot sores or ulcers. Diabetics need to be especially careful since one of the most common diabetic complications is nerve damage. Buying the wrong size shoe happens for two main reasons. First, department store chains do not carry enough sizes. Consumers who need a wider shoe tend to buy a shoe that too long in order to get a more comfortable width. Second, today most stores don’t provide a personal fitting so consumers don’t know what to look for or what to ask for when buying shoes.
But, at SAS Shoes most styles come in 1/2 sizes from slim to wide-wide. In addition, SAS Shoes provides a professional in-store measurement and fitting using a Brannock Device to ensure a perfect fit. Together you can find a pair of shoes that is the correct length and width with a shoe expert to make sure have the proper size for your feet.
74.5% of people are wearing the wrong size shoe.American Podiatric Medical Association